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    Objectives :


      1. Participants will examine the value of having students create their own tutorials.

      2. Participants will create sample tutorials for topics in their content area/grade level.
     

    What’s it all about?


    All of us know from our own experience that you really have to understand something to be able to teach it to somebody else. When students are asked to create tutorials to explain a concept, they have to fully grasp the ins and outs of the topic they are covering.
     
    Educational Technology expert Alan November explains the  power of student tutorials this way:
     
     

    "Most kids say they will ask a friend for help with something they don’t understand before asking the teacher. So why not let kids teach each other and help them see that what they are learning can help others? "

    "The best teachers were kids who had really struggled with the material and really understand what it’s like to learn. Sometimes teachers suffer from knowing too much. The material they teach is easy to them and it can be hard to empathize with the stumbles of a new learner. Kids who have struggled with the material understand the pitfalls and can often explain them in ways other kids will understand." *
     

    In this module, we will take a look at some examples of student tutorials and how to create them using a variety of digital tools. 

     
     *Schwartz, Katrina. "Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School." MindShift. KQED Inc, 21 Aug. 2014. Web. 08 Oct. 2014.